Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reinforced concrete; steel-concrete. See concrete.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch. & Engin.) Concrete strengthened by a core or foundation skeleton of iron or steel bars, strips, etc. Floors, columns, piles, water pipes, etc., have been successfully made of it. Called also
armored concrete steel, and most commonly reenforced concrete.
- n. concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses
“The tour starts at Michelin House, Fulham Road, the curiously delightful and beautifully restored former headquarters of the Michelin Tyre Company designed by the engineer François Espinasse in a flouncy art nouveau style that belies its radical ferro-concrete structure.”
“It proved inadequate for the expanding Goole population, so the simply gargantuan ferro-concrete tower was built next to it in 1926.”
“Then came pitch darkness as if the ferro-concrete hospital were an express train that had just rushed headlong into a tunnel. . .”
“He built the whole factory as a ferro-concrete steel-reinforced barge.”
“Main Entrance Hall and Lobby, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (built 1923): The main finish is Greenish tuff (volcanic rock) carved in geometric patterns, and yellow brick, while ferro-concrete is used to provide structural strength.”
“Into an anonymous post-war building made of ferro-concrete, made up of usagigoya, tiny rabbit-hutch apartments.”
“Somewhere down in the Sprawl's ferro-concrete roots, a train drove a column of stale air through a tunnel.”
“The walls were gray ferro-concrete, interspersed with steel girders, half-emerged from the walls, like sentinels or bodybuilders.”
“The new weapon was a kind of amphibious ferro-concrete tank which could move through the sea under its own power and crawl clumsily ashore over flat beaches.”
“As to their feasibility he argued that their construction would be 'a simple task for the ferro-concrete expert 'and floating would be automatic if the space enclosed by the walls were of sufficient size.”
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